ORS 254.478¹
Preparation for counting ballots
  • scanning ballots into vote tally system

(1) Subject to ORS 260.705 (Premature release of vote tally) and not sooner than the seventh day before the date of an election, the county clerk may:

(a) Begin opening return identification and secrecy envelopes of ballots delivered by mail and received by the county clerk; and

(b) In accordance with a security plan approved by the Secretary of State under ORS 254.074 (County elections security plan), begin scanning ballots into a vote tally system.

(2) The county clerk may take any other actions that are necessary to count ballots delivered by mail. [1999 c.1002 §2; 2001 c.965 §15; 2009 c.592 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 254—Conduct of Elections, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors254.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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